eLife News: events

eLife News: events

  1. Webinar report: Advice for new faculty

    April 04, 2017

    In the second #ECRWednesday webinar of 2017, speakers discussed how to handle the challenges involved in setting up your first laboratory. You can watch the full webinar here : Moderator: Babak Momeni, Assistant Professor, Boston College and member of the eLife early-career advisory group. Speakers: Lilach Sheiner, Royal Society of Edinburgh Personal Research Fellow, Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology, University of Glasgow; Scott Dixon, Assistant Professor, Stanford University; Christopher Hammell, Associate Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. **** Becoming a group leader comes...

  2. Inside eLife: Attend our webinar April 26: Engaging with wider audiences

    April 03, 2017

    Time: Wednesday, April 26 | 16:00 - 17:00 BST "Science isn’t finished until it’s communicated. The communication to wider audiences is part of the job of being a scientist, and so how you communicate is absolutely vital.” – Professor Sir Mark Walport, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK government (2013) From giving talks to writing papers, communication is part of a scientist’s everyday life. Succeeding as a scientist means being an effective communicator too, and it is perhaps more important than ever that scientists feel equipped to reach out and engage with new audiences. Early-career...

  3. Webinar report: The push for mobility

    March 06, 2017

    The first #ECRwednesday webinar of 2017, held in partnership with EU-LIFE, covered the topic of mobility: why should you move to another city or country for your career, and what are the challenges involved? Nearly all researchers move institutions at some point in their career, and it is increasingly common to spend some time working abroad. But it’s a big decision to make the move. This week's speakers included: Jeanne Salje, Group Leader, MORU/Oxford University and member of the eLife early-career advisory group, Francesca Spagnoli, Group Leader, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany; Verena Ruprecht, Group Leader, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain; and Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri, Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, UK.

  4. Innovation: Imagining the tools of the future at Hack Cambridge Recurse

    February 27, 2017

    On the last weekend of January, nearly 300 coders gathered in Cambridge for Hack Cambridge Recurse, a hackathon organised by local students. The participants had 24 hours to work on a project from scratch, building from available application programming interfaces (APIs) and other resources, and according to the challenges set by the sponsors. eLife challenged the participants to transform research communication with technology. The eLife prize was awarded to team eXplore, for their prototype tool to give people personalised, plain-English insights into their sequenced genome data. The...

  5. #ECRWednesday webinar series resumes with new themes for early-stage researchers

    February 03, 2017

    eLife hosts a programme of monthly webinars for early-career researchers in life science and biomedicine as a platform to share opportunities and explore issues around building a successful research career. This programme of free, online events, which takes place on the last Wednesday of every month, resumes this year with discussions on the push for mobility, advice for new faculty, and communicating your research to wider audiences – helping all early-stage investigators to make the most of their research career. The community behind eLife – including the research funders that support the...

  6. Webinar: eLife's peer-review process explained

    December 12, 2016

    Peer review can really feel like it’s working against scientists sometimes. Authors often receive multiple, conflicting comments from reviewers that might be impossible to reconcile. They can end up spending months on extra experiments and unnecessary delays. At the same time, reviewers often have no feedback on the reviews they have provided and whether they have helped the authors. eLife's consultative peer-review process engages reviewers in an open discussion, where they have an opportunity to engage in true scholarly exchange of views with colleagues

  7. News for early careers: Giving early-career researchers the floor

    August 12, 2016

    We are launching a new programme of monthly webinars to give early-career researchers in the life and biomedical sciences a platform to share opportunities and explore issues around building a successful research career.

  8. Join our eLife Continuum webinar on Thursday, August 4, 4-5pm BST

    July 20, 2016

    We’re inviting all interested parties to participate in a webinar to learn about leveraging our new open-source publishing platform. Earlier this year, eLife developed a flexible, user-friendly platform that allows for efficient and continuous publication: eLife Continuum. Following our recent launch of the eLife journal on the new platform, we’re making the software available open-source at the end of July 2016. With that in mind, Ian Mulvany, Head of Technology, Giuliano Maciocci, Head of Product, and Siân Roderick, Web Product Manager, will hold a webinar on Thursday, August 4, 4-5pm BST...

  9. Webinar report: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) from the National Institutes of Health

    November 11, 2015

    In the third and final webinar in our postdoctoral fellowships series, we heard about some of the awards offered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US.

  10. Webinar report: Sir Henry Dale Fellowships from the Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust.

    November 09, 2015

    In the second webinar in our postdoctoral fellowships series , we heard about the Sir Henry Dale Fellowships funded by the Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust. Moderator: Fiona Watt , Deputy Editor, eLife. Speakers: Candace Hassall , Head of Researcher Affairs at the Wellcome Trust; Alexander Thomson , Grants Operations Manager at the Royal Society; and Victoria Male , Sir Henry Dale Fellow, University College London. Sir Henry Dale Fellowships provide funding for postdoctoral scientists to set up their own independent labs in the UK. The fellowships are offered three times a year, and are...